June 2019

Adding the Heat of Tropicals

The potential of your foliage and tropicals department is huge, so here are things to consider when increasing your offerings.

Tips from the Garden Center

With tropicals, we can offer seasonal indoor color and holiday plants which round out the department.

2019 Spring Trials Sparks Retail Ideas

Each year the Lawn & Garden Retailer team heads to California Spring Trials to see what the breeding companies have in the pipeline for great plants. This month, we’re highlighting exhibiting companies with incredible displays and concepts ready for your store.

Competing Against the Amazon Effect

With the aggressive growth of online platforms, it’s no wonder that digital retailers, led by Amazon, are having a major influence on changing consumer attitudes, perceptions and purchasing patterns and behaviors.

Tools for Seasonal Hiring, Training and Customer Service

The time you invest up front will pay dividends the rest of the year for happier staff, happier managers and happier customers.

Recipe for Success: Meet Earl Lieske

If you take a generous heaping of Midwestern nice, a respectable quantity of service experience from a young age, throw in some well-seasoned family horticulture experience, add to that an impressive ... more

Appreciation & Gratitude

A whopping 73% of Americans have a high appreciation for flowers. This statistic came from the Generations of Flowers Study a few years ago — by the Society of American Florists and the American Flo... more

10 Tips for Garden Retailers to Take Great Photos

These tips are for amateur photographers who want to add creativity to photos of their nursery and for their website.

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